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Centre of Development Studies


The following academics can be selected to be PhD Supervisors for applicants for 2022 entry

These academics are available for October 2022 entry only. The applications window opens on 1 September 2021 for the 2022 intake.

Dr Maha  Abdelrahman
Professor in Development Studies and Middle East Politics
BA, MA (The American University in Cairo) PhD (Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands)
Please send email via PhD Administrator at
Dr Graham  Denyer Willis
Associate Professor, Centre of Development Studies and Centre of Latin American Studies
B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Royal Roads), Ph.D. (MIT)
Dr Shailaja  Fennell
Professor of Regional Transformation and Economic Security (Grade 11)
Department of Land Economy
Fellow of Jesus College
Acting Director Centre of South Asian Studies
+44 (0) 1223 764048
Professor William  Hurst
B.A. (University of Chicago) M.A. (University of Chicago) Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)
Chong Hua Professor of Chinese Development
University Assistant Professor of Development Studies